An Ambush of Tigers

An Ambush of Tigers

A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

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"Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This ... romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay"
Publisher: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781467714648
Call Number: 372.61 ROSENTHAL
Subjects: English language -- Grammar -- Juvenile literature.
English language -- Rhymes -- Juvenile literature.
English language -- Collective nouns -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Jago


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VaughanPLSarahN Apr 11, 2017

Colourful images illustrate some terrific wordplay as readers are introduced to the many names used for groups of animals. The illustrations sometimes reveal how odd the names really are.

FindingJane Jan 06, 2016

Filled with venery terms and whimsical pictures, “An Ambush of Tigers” provides helpful visual hints to remembering hunting phrases that will no doubt be strange for unknowing children. The joy comes in the funny pictures and cunningly adding to a child’s vocabulary. The kid is getting a language lesson without even knowing it. Brilliant!

However, much like a similar book, “Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish?”, “Ambush” provides even adults with something that they never knew. The illustrations for this book are flatter, without the lurid vibrancy of “Smack”. But they veer further into the surreal, what with images of a tower of giraffes sporting binoculars or a sleuth of bears investigating a murder of crows, et al. Isn’t it fun to know a lot?


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